By Rob Wile | Miami Herald

A new study sheds light on the yawning gap in wealth in the Miami area between white households and households of color.

Among non-white groups, it is Miami-area households identifying as black that continue to suffer most, according to the authors of the study, “The Color of Wealth in Miami.”

The wealth gap exists across racial background: African-American, Haitian-American, and all other types of black households, the study says.

“If skin complexion is a marker of social treatment, as I believe it to be, then we still have lots of structural barriers related to someone’s phenotype,” said study co-author Darrick Hamilton, a professor of economics and social policy at Ohio State University.

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